Active Chelmsford is a Community Sports Network and is an independent, voluntary group formed to bring together all sectors with an interest in the provision of physical activity including sport in the administrative area covered by Chelmsford City Council which includes South Woodham Ferrers and rural areas surrounding the city itself.

For more information please download the about Active Chelmsford Governing Document.

Active Chelmsford is keen to set up an Activity Group for any organisations with an interest in promoting the delivery of physical activity and sports activities in order to increase the participation levels In Chelmsford and the surrounding area. This group would be useful for individuals, businesses, sports clubs, individual schools or any other community group that would like to encourage people to be more active or take part in sport.

The group will operate as a virtual network with national and local updates being shared by email and the opportunity for individuals and organisations to attend workshops on relevant topics e.g. funding and grant opportunities, once or twice a year.

Active Chelmsford has a small amount of funding available to support local organisations to help it deliver its objectives.

Please see below for the latest opportunities:

Small Grants

Active Essex has small grants available of between £200 and £500 for projects that meet some or all of the following criteria:

  • New activity
  • Targets people who are inactive
  • Promotes the psychological benefits of being active

Please submit your proposal including an outline of how the funding would be spent, in no more than 400 words to

Promotion of Club Open Days

If you are a sports club or other organisation planning to host an open day or similar event we can help promote this through our links with the Community Sport and Wellbeing (CSAW) Team at Chelmsford City Council. The CSAW Team will promote appropriate events via their newsletter and social media applications.

Just send details of the event to Please include the following:

  • Title
  • Organisation
  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Audience (e.g. children/adults)
  • Cost (if there is one)
  • What to expect/what is going on
  • Why the public should attend
  • A web link or contact for further information


If you’d like to work with us, please contact:

Hollie Wood, Relationship Manager (Mid Essex)

Chloe Hinds, Assistant Relationship Manager (Mid Essex)

Antony Bensley

Community Services Directorate, Chelmsford City Council Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JE

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